The Division of Paleontology homes an in depth archive of correspondence, subject journals, maps, illustrations, and administrative paperwork associated with the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology (archival supplies referring to invertebrate paleontology are housed with the archives of the Division of Invertebrates, with which the department of fossil invertebrates was formerly related). The fifth collection (UF/IGM) is maintained for specimens collected in Colombia by joint expeditions of personnel from the Florida Museum of Pure Historical past, the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Geologico-Mineras (Bogota, Colombia), and the Smithsonian Tropical Analysis Institute.
In trendy occasions, Alfred Romer (1894-1973) wrote what has been termed the definitive textbook on the topic, referred to as Vertebrate Paleontology 7 It exhibits the progression of evolution in fossil fish, and amphibians and reptiles by comparative anatomy, together with an inventory of all the (then) identified fossil vertebrate genera Romer became the first president of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1940, alongside co-founder Howard Chiu.
Proceeding on this means, paleontologists have clarified lately an ideal many mysteries in regards to the origins and interrelationships of major teams of vertebrates, together with birds, dinosaurs and their relatives, lizards and snakes, Mesozoic marine reptiles, turtles, mammals and their relations, amphibians, the primary tetrapods, and plenty of teams of fishes.
POSTER: New Additions to the Miocene Vertebrate Fauna of the Tesuque Formation, Española, New Mexico, Philip Gensler1, Gary Morgan2, Scott Aby3 & Garrett R. Williamson4, 1U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, NM, 2New Mexico Museum of Pure History, Albuquerque, NM, 3 Muddy Spring Geology, Dixon, NM, 4Stephen F. Austin State College, Nacogdoches, TX.
I’m a vertebrate paleontologist, which implies I work on animals with backbones; these embody “fish”, “amphibians”, “reptiles”, birds, and mammals (the citation marks indicate that these are not thought-about pure teams; I will explain some other time).